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    November 1, 2012
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a slow clean-up process along the coast. in the big apple, it is beginning to sound like new york again. >> here at home, a big warehouse fire in the district. it is out but fire crews are still standing by. a live report from the scene as fox 5 morning news continues right now. it is thursday, the first day of november. hard to believe we are just really plowing through the year here. take you go alive look at the white house right now on this thursday. good morning. i'm sarah simmons i'm wisdom marten. we first want to tell you before we get to tucker barnes that there are still a few school closing in maryland
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because of lingering power outages. in anne arundel county, there are four schools closed. the always is on your screen. in frederick county, maryland, there is one school closing. take a look at the scene yesterday near the monocacy river. flooded homes d roads there. the water have since receded but so what is the outlook for today, for flooding today? we'll turn to the expert or an expert and ask him. >> not all things rivers but we do have i coastal flooding along the tidal potomac for today. today will be the worst it was as all that water continues to come down the potomac river. and we still have high tided associated with the leftovers of sandy and the full moon.
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so bottom line, we are still at risk today for additional flooding along the potomac. near georgetown and old town alexandria, that part of the world. things will get better as we get into the weekend. this is your radar. still getting some light showers north and west of the city this morning up into northern maryland and out towards hagerstown, west virginia. winchester, virginia, getting some light showers as well. all of this associated with a little upper level disturbance coming through. can't rule out a plight shower particularly north and west of town to start your day. -- can't rule out a light shower. it is cool right now. 46 in washington. 42 this morning out at dulles. 46degrees at bwi marshall. or high temperatures will top out in the mid others later this afternoon with some sunshine breaking out. not going to be eye bright and
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sunny day day but we'll got a few sunny breaks -- not going to be a bright and sunny day but we'll get a few sunny breaks. >> let's check in with julie wright. >> your lanes are open as you make your way from college park headed over towards silver spring. there is a portion of 27 in damascus that remains blocked off between main street, 108 and dew road and that is due to storm damage. i veilleux tilt pole knocked down there. in virginia, you will find the georgetown pike west of the beltway. that is also blocked off due to storm damage and flooding along prosperity avenue south of 50. southbound 270 behaving nicely. lanes are open on 395 at duke street. nice trip headed out to the 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. new york is still struggling to get back on its
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feet but signs of progress this morning. parts of the city subway started running again just a few minutes ago. buses are still on limited service right now and cars coming in across the east river must have at least three people in them. also, a big portion of homes and businesses are still without power. this is not the right video. not sure why we're looking at. this schools will remain closed for the rest of the week. there we go. i apologize. i thought that was the wrong video. >> the full extent of the devastation along the shore is coming into focus. nearly all the home in wealthy coastal enclaves are damaged or destroyed. most of the state's mass transit systems are shut down. president barack obama saw the devastation for himself and vowed that storm victim will vic -- that storm victims will get the help they need.
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mr. obama will hold rallies in wisconsin nevada and colorado today. mitt romney will be campaigning in the battleground state of virginia. breaking news in the penn state sexual abuse case. former penn state president gram graham spanier is expected to be charged today. the paper reports in a grand jury filing last year, he denied being aware of a 1998 university police investigation of jerry sandusky and claimed sandusky was with children in the football locker room showers. fire officials say the large warehouse fire they battled all night long is now out. >> at one point, crews had to be evacuated from the building because of the dangerous conditions. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live at the scene with the latest. >> reporter: they do have it out but we can still see some
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steam coming off the rooftop this morning. this goes though show you how hot and howen tense the fire was when it got going last night. firefighters say they got the call around 10:30 yesterday evening. -- this goes to show you how hot and how intense the fire was when it got going last night. because it's warehouse. the fire chief told me that the conditions inside the warehouse make it sometimes very risky because there are so many materials, so many boxes, lots of air pockets. and deputy fire chief john donnelly explained to me about what happened when there were 50 firefighters inside. >> they attempted to put the fire out from the inside. the conditions became very dangerous. we went to an exterior attack. at about 3:30 this morning, we were able to declare the fire under control. >> reporter: he did say for
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about 15 minutes there, things were a little tense. any time you have to call for an evacuation to pull firefighters out, you want to make sure everyone is accounted for. it means the situation has gotten very, very risky. too risky for firefighters to continue battling the fire from the inside. they came out, ran a few more hoses and then began battling it from the outside. as of 3:30 this morning, they said the fire was under control. we do not believe there was anyone inside at the time. but they do have the scene still shut down, contained but shut down because they want to wait until daylight to begin the rest of the investigation here. again, good news for what could have been a very, very difficult situation for firefighters. >> thank you very much. the hunt is on in virginia to a man accused of trying to kill his ex-girl friend and two
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police officers. officers.   -- for a map accused of trying to kill his ex-girlfriend and two police officers.   -- for a man accused of trying to kill his ex-girlfriend and two police officers.
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a 15-year-old killed in a tragic accident. christina morris was hit by a car while walking to school yesterday morning. police believe the driver who hit her had the right-of-way. grief counselors were brought to the school. stafford county sheriffs have stepped up the hunt for lawrence stewart accused of trying to kill his ex-girl friend and two police officers using bombs in three separate attacks tuesday morning. no one was hurt. stewart may be driving a red hawn day accent with virginia plates or a white nissan altima with pen -- pennsylvania plates. a train derailment has
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forced hundreds of people to leave that -- their homes in kentucky. three workers were hurt and two were in critical condition. how does a cruise sound this weekend? >> that would sound loverly. >> wouldn't it? coming up, details bay discounted trip out to sea leaving from baltimore. >> and the creative and educational twist on trick or treating down south. what some kids in georgia had to do before they got a piece of candy. of candy.
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my name is julian bond. i know a little something about fighting for what's right and just. maryland's gay and lesbian families share the same values and they should share in the right to marry.
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i believe people of faith understand this isn't about any one religious belief. it's about protecting the civil right to make a lifelong commitment to the person you love. join me in supporting question 6. it's the right thing to do. when we think no one is looking. is what we do... mitt romney: believe that they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. heading into the holidays you look for the best deals. that's why we give you real big club card deals each week.
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rooms are still available which cost about $190 per person. the carnival pride will set sail friday afternoon and return sunday morning. >> where are they going? are they going to turn right around in the ocean. >> i wouldn't wonder how far they can get in two days. >> i don't know. >> pretty cool. i have ahe never been on a cruise. >> neither have i. >> i've been on one and that was -- it was fun. >> way to sell it, sarah. >> really? >> all right. tucker, we -- i'll fly to the places i want to go to. it was fun. >> you just ruined it for me and tucker. >> i was all excited. now, it will never happen. >> you know, some people love them. >> some people do. >> you can eat all you want on it, right? >> well, yeah. >> well, i could eat $190 worth of food in two days. >> you're right. >> too many people that close together and you can't escape them all. >> i want to hear more. if you are going on the cruise,
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you get an extra hour of cruising this weekend. >> unless you don't want to be on the boat, i mean unless you don't like it. >> then it is an extra hour on the boat you didn't want. there you go. don't forget to turn your clocks back saturday night early sunday morning as daylight savings time ends. 46 in washington. 46 in annapolis. 39 in leonardtown. it is cool out there. definitely jacket weather, sweatshirt, that kind of thick for the kids going to the bus stop, walking to school. these temperatures will be very gradually warming up here. we'll only be back in the mid- 50s later today. another cool afternoon expected. we've got a couple of light showers and strichgels off to the north and west -- and sprinkles off to the north and west. been hanging out here. we are getting some light showers north and west of town. weak little upper level disturbance coming through. this does not have a lot of energy through it. we still have a lot of cloud
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appear moisture in the atmosphere. much like yesterday, we'll have clouds around. mostly cloudy day with peeks of sunshine during the course of the day. don't be surprised with some limited sun. our temperatures are only going to top out in the mid others later this afternoon. as we get into tomorrow, we should finally start to get this mess out of here and i think more and more sunshine building in as we get into the weekend. here is your forecast. 55, a little on the cool side. clouds and sun, winds out of the west at five to 10. later tonight, we'll be cool. in fact, cold overnight. overnight low about 40 in town. lots of 30s tomorrow morning. friday, saturday, sunday look great although on the cool side. it is november after all. election da, tuesday, some question marks. i put partly sunny. there could be a little coastal storm monday, tuesday that could bring us some rain. let's do some traffic and get the latest from julie wright. >> i often wonder, did they forget to hold up the sign with
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my name on it? is that what happens? >> you you know how this business works. you're never sure. >> yeah, right. tossing to whoever happens to be standing there at the moment. >> we do have some issues to deal with. braddock road for starters at 236 still block off in each direction due tie very large tree across the highway. the roadway remains closed off until further notice. >> flooding still an issue for our friends in old dominion. 66, no big deal right now. lanes are open. traffic starting to flow in manassas. we do have a portion of 27 block moved damascus between 108 which is main street. part of the storm damage that we are continuously cleaning up. here is your drive northbound on 395 getting past landmark. heavy, slow and steady is how she rolls headed up towards seminary road. that's a check of your fox 5
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on-timetraffic. etraffic. well, there was no trick or treating at the white house this halloween. the president and first lady broke their early tradition of passing out goodies to area students and military children because of from storm sandy. hundreds of treat bags that had already been packed were instead sent to organizations that would have participated. as for the pumpkins used to decorate, those will be donated to area shelters. listen to. this a georgia woman put a new twist on trick or treating. the kids had to prove they knew a little bit about the united states before they could get a treat. younger kids had to recite the premier of allegiance. older one has to answer some basic questions like who was the first president. the woman says she wanted to make a patriotic statement this election year. >> some of those kids are so young that i don't think they would know the answers. they could barely talk. >> it is trick or treating. give them the candy and send them away.
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>> she had big candy bars, we understand. that is quite the prize. >> not even fire and brimstone would do that. will the rebuilding after hurricane sandy be a boon for the economy in we'll go live to fox business network in new york for a closer look. a heap surprise for children at a hospital. superheroes rappel down the side of the building. >> wait a minute, why didn't superman fly? >> they were waving to young patients inside. they were actually employees of a window washing company. after yards, they join the kids for a halloween party. i like that. >> it is cool. >> we'll be right back. [ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney
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would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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what mitt romney's tv ads say about women? [ romney ] i'm mitt romney or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wade. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood.
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anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. we had a good group of people. good group of employees out there. this was a booming place. and mitt romney and bain capital turned it in to a junk yard. i was suddenly, 60 years old. i had no health care. mainly i was thinking about my family. how am i going to take care of my family. he promised us the same things he's promising the united states. and he'll give you the same thing he gave us. nothing. anncr: priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. welcome back. wall street opened for the first time yesterday since sandy swept through the big apple. so, was it a successful day of trading. lauren simonetti with fox business network is live in new york with this morning's
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business beat. >> good morning. >> how are things looking after yesterday? >> pretty good. it was a successful day in terms of volume holding up. we were basically in line with normal volume. there were problems, of course, with power and phone lines and internet. that all kind of fixed itself by the end of the day. if you look at the performance among stock yesterday, kind of flat, right. but for the month of october, anything but flat, sharply down. the nasdaq lost 4.5% last month. it was the worst october for all three major averages since 2008. so it has been an ugly ride. the good news is we have a lot of economic data today. we are struggling to get back on track. some of the subways are opening today. so more people can get to work downtown. and those carpool restrictions, those might hit a couple of people certain hours you need to have a least three people in a car coming into manhattan that could affect volume as well. >> so the number are in.
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how much is it going to cost to rebuild from hurricane sandy? >> $50 billion. that is an expectation that we're hearing. yep. you have to look at all the lost business activity plus the uninsured losses. if you add those to the insured losses, you can get a anybody as high as $50 billion. a lot of people say that it could be good for some people. when you are rebuilding a road or a building or a home, that is monday where you are not putting into another project. so in the end, it might be a wash. in fact, most experts agree that rebuilding after a hurricane typically shaves half a percentage point off of local economic growth. >> good numbers to know there. thank you so much. good luck up there. >> thank you. thank you. superstorm sandy still lingering this morning but her days are numbered. the latest on her path coming up next. fire crews are still on the scene of a late night fire here
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in the district. we are live with the latest on the investigation. plus, the race for the white house kicks into full gear today as the president returns to the campaign trail for the first time since sandy. a new poll is out showing an even tighter race. we'll be right back. ♪
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the last effects of superstorm sandy are being felt in the mountains. the storm brought up to three feet of snow to parts of west virginia and western maryland leaving thousands in the dark. several more inches are possible before the storm dies out for good later on this week. today, governor martin o'malley will visit those hardest hit. >> you have to keep reminding injureself there is that going on. >> it is just a couple hours to
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the west but not that far away. closer to town, we are looking at a couple of sprinkles and light hours to start your day. as the sun gets up, we'll see a lot of clouds arm to start your day. and eventually some peeks or hibts of sunshine. -- we'll see a lot of clouds around to start your day. and eventually some peeks or hints of sunshine. temperatures currently at reagan national, 46 degrees. lots of 0s just off to the north and west. -- lots of 30s just off to the north and west. these temperatures are just a little cool for this time of year. it is the 1st of november. but we should typically be in the mid-60s for afternoon highs. today, 55 with clouds and sun. >> beautiful. thank you. let's check in with julie
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wrightnow. ightnow. >> all right, you guys. let's start off again with the crew in sky fox joining us this morning checking out the drive in virginia eastbound along 66 as you travel inbound leaving fair oaks. heavy and steady, that's how it rolls inbound from fair oaks towards 123. no accidents, just volume delays. we still have portions of the wood cut -- of the roads cut off due to flooding. left side of your screen inbound on 66, heavy volume conning in from man as is air as through cent -- continuing in from manassas through centreville. accident activity tying up your commute inbound pennsylvania avenue on the sousa bridge. you will find that the right leap is -- the right lane is
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blocked right now. southbound along 270, lanes are open, top stretch below speed. 85 to germantown, a 44 minute commute headed south. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. new this morning, d.c. police are searching for clues in a homicide in northeast. investigators were called to the scene in the 2000 block of fourth street around 9:30 last night. they say a mans with found shot several times -- a man was found shot severalwould like to from anyone who may have seen something in that area. a large warehouse fire in d.c. isno under control. >> crews were at the scene on morse street all night long battling the flames. melanie alwin has about there all morning long and is live want update. >> reporter: we are seeing a lot of people would have these warehouses along in the 400 block of mothers street, some of the businesses are coming in, trying to get the food, produce animate out thereof because the power is out for the 400 block of morse street
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while they continue working on this fire. it is out. it is under control. there is still some steam rising from the building which i want to be clear. there has been some talk about whether or not this is union market. this is the old historic union terminal market. that building dates back to 1931. it is not the new union market that opened up on fisk street -- on fifth street just a few months ago. lots of businesses connect to it on the bottom floor. we don't know which one of those businesses was the source of the fire. they got a call around 10:30 last fight. take a look at some of the video we got while this was an intense fire scene. there were flames and sparks. there were about 120 firefighters that arrived here
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to try to battle this flame. the warehouse fire, the deputy chief explained to me, can be really, really dicey. there are so many boxes and pieces of perhaps flammable material, it can be a very tense situation and that is what happened when they had to pull 50 firefighters out of the building on the first alarm. here is the deputy chief talking about that. >> we had everybody out before we switched to a defensive operation. we followed our protocol for that and it never goes as fast as you want it to go. >> reporter: any time you have to evacuate, it is a very, very tense situation. but again, they got everybody out. all the firefighters were out, all 50 of them within 15 minutes. everyone was accounted for. it is under control. we do not believe there was anyone inside. i did also see some fire investigators working between the two old buildings in the
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back here. they will continue this investigation at day break. ay >> all right. thank you. charles county police released a sketch of a suspect in a shooting that killed a woman and critically injured her firefighter husband. this is a man that police are looking for. it is believed that he may be in his early 20s and is about six feet tall way slim build. the shootings happened on friday any o. at foot path in waldorf. the firefighter and his wife were walking the dog when the gunman walked by and started firing the shots. so far, investigators have not released a motive. the death toll in the u.s. from superstorm sandy has now topped 70. a countless up in number of home along the shoreline have been damaged or destroyed and some areas are still too hazardous to allow rest don't to go back in. about 25% of hoboken is still
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under water. millions are without power in new jersey and new york city as well as thousands in maryland, d.c. and virginia. but a bit of good news in new york city. parts of the subway opened against just after 6:00 this morning. two ambulance strike teams from maryland are on their way to new jersey to help with the superstorm recovery effort. the crews headed out less than an hour ago heading for egg harbor township which is west of atlantic city. each team consists of five ambulances and a supervisor. and an overall task force coordinator. they will be assisting in patient evacuations and 911 emergency responses. sponses. early voting picked back up in maryland after a two-day suspension due to hurricane sandy. there was a big turnout at polling stations in bowie and silver spring. the voting day and hours were extended through tomorrow due to the hurricane. we'll look at those lines. wow! more than 19 million people nationwide have already voted
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even though no votes will be counted until election day. some key states are releasing the party affiliation of those who have voted. so far in florida, 4 #% have voted democrat and 41% republican. -- 43% have voted democrat and 41% republican. doug luzader has the poll numbers. recover this is where the race stands right now. a new fox news poll has it tied up 46% apiece, slightly tighter than just a few weeks ago. >> the obama team is hoping that image as like this will count for something, the president taking charge in the wake of superstorm sandy, touring the damage in new jersey. it didn't hurt that one of his strongest critic, new jersey governor chris christie, lavished him with praise. >> it has been a great working relationship to make sure that we're doing the jobs that people elected us to do. i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our
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state. >> what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials and we will not quit until this is done. >> reporter: and the president will be back on the trail today in nevada, colorado and wisconsin. mitt romney will be in virginia after rallies yesterday in florida balancing his push for early voters with a call for storm relief. >> please make sure that you go out and vote early. if you have a dollar extra, sent it to the red cross for our friends that are in harm's way. i love you. i appreciate it and together, we're going to win. >> reporter: later this week, the romney team starts a campaign splits they call the romney-ryan real recovery road rally. both campaigns still battling for the under voters that are generally favoring romney but the numbers have tightened. with the economy playing such a large role in this election, this question may be crucial.
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do you approve of the president's handling of the economy? 52% say they disapprove. that with new unemployment numbers due out tomorrow. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. ox new s. and we are staying on top of the big u.s. senate race in virginia. last week, republican candidate george allen joined us for an extended interview. >> today, it is democrat tim kaine's turn. he will join us live in studio at 7:30 this morning. coming up after of the break, the redskins host the carolina panthers on sunday. dave ross breaks it down in the morning line. [ earnest ] out of the blue one day, we were told to build a 30-foot stage. gathered the guys and we built that 30-foot stage, not knowing what it was for. just days later, all three shifts were told to assemble in the warehouse.
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a group of people walked out on that stage and told us that the plant is now closed and all of you are fired... i looked both ways, i looked at the crowd, and...we all just lost our jobs. we don't have an income. mitt romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin, and it just made me sick. [ male announcer ] priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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>> talking about cam newton coming to town on sunday. carolina has fall on some hard times this year. >> they've stayed on hard times. >> last year, all the rave was
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cam newton with 14 rushing touchdowns, nfl record. the reason whey we bring him up is because everybody compares him to rg iii or vice versa, whether it is fair or not. this guy is a tank. he is much bigger than rg iii. he can probably run a little bit more without the concerns that we have here in d.c. about robert griffin iii running the ball. it just seems like, for whatever reason, he has fallen under an unlucky star if you will in crime. >> it is called being drafted by the carolina panthers. this is the unlucky star. >> some would say the same thing about the washington redskins but rg iii seems to cary to -- to carry it a little bit differently. >> it is not even close. crime is a franchise in shambles. >> because this franchise has
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been great for so long. you're right. >> we are hoping the wizards can turn this around. bradley beal missed his last six shots. what advice would you give for i ayoung sister. he expects more out of himself even from the get-go. >> there is 82 more games, keep shooting. >> you are not going to believe this. i glee with you again. keep shotting, bradley beal. it is one game -- i agree with you again. you are our future especially when john wall gets backen we'll have a dynamic back court to talk about. -- gets back, we'll have a dynamic back court to talk about. >> down there in houston, they have got something going. they have jeffrey lin coming over from new york. james james harden got a max
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contract, $08 million and in his debut, 37 points, 12 assists, six rebounds. >> he earned it. >> out west, the lakers are owned too. are they in trouble? d.c. united will host the first round of the playoffs here at rfk because of sandy. they can't play in new york. game two will thenning in new york. get out to rfk stadium. -- game two will then be in new york. >> we agreed too much today. >> i know. its -- it's like i don't know you guys. >> freight about d.c. unite. that is great. >> you love watching them.
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>> weather should cooperate. let's get your forecast. we've got some cool temperature to start your day. might be a light shower to start your day but the trend -- it will look i lot like yesterday. a lot of clouds around. a little cool for this time of year. might see afew peeks of sunshine. the flow here for the next couple of days, temperatures stay on the cool side. right now, temperature overnight falling back into the mid-40s here in town and we had some 30s overnight. still got a couple of 30s. 46 here in town. 4 # this morn in quantico. off to the west, dull always is 42 degrees. we are 41 in manassas. so once gunpoint, temperature are going to be cool this afternoon with highs only expected to be in the mid-50s. and with some cloud cover, it will feel like november out there. radar, there is your light shower activity and again, this radar is a little aggressive in showing you how much of this is probably touching the ground. not a whole lot of t but we've got a shower there now to the south and east of baltimore.
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and then a few showers here north and west. frederick, hagerstown, up towards 270. all of it related to the remnants of sandy and a little upper level disturbance that is squeezing the leftover moisture out of the atmosphere so we're getting a little piece of energy moving through. that is kicking up a couple of showers. it is not well organized and with the flow here out of the west and north, it doesn't have a lot of moisture to work it. by early afternoon, we'll get some peeks of sunshine. it should be a d.c. the day for us. this whole mess of activity will be lifting off to the north and east over the next couple of days. we should get more and more sunshine in the forecast here later this week. average daytime high is still in the 60s owe we are going to be -- so we are going to be running a little cool. going to the d.c. unite game saturday night, it will be cool out there. we should have uld have
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a nice sunny day on sunday. >> hello. >> tony perkins is here. >> good morning to all of you. >> guess what it's time for. ask tony and tucker. >> are we still not using -- >> i guess we're still in somber mode. >> somber sandy mode. >> maybe tomorrow, we'll get the sound effects back. cts bac >> today's question is from kiki k. man weather forecaster were talking about the full moon being a part of the storm.
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does the full moon affect the tides? well, yes. the answer is absolutey, positively yes. >> yeah, it does. >> we've known this for a very long time that the moon affects the tides and the concern with hurricane sandy was that, with the storm surge coming in and all of that kind of stuff, that the full moon would make it, to some extent, worse. not to great degree but it would also influence it and add to it. >> yeah, most experts estimated that the recent full moon added about 5% to the high tides and the storm surge. you had the high tide and a storm surge on top it was and then on top of that, you put the effects of a full moon. you can see all the damage done across new ulm and up in new york associated with that. by the way, ocean city as well, they are now saying that was
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the worst storm surge in ocean city since gloria. i've got a little diagram for you. that is showing the moon going around and around the earth there and you can just ciewpped of focus. notice when it gets to the new moon right there, see the bulge there of blue and then when it goes back around to the fuel machine where we were on monday, right this, see the bulge? what is happening is the gravitational pull of the moon is is pulling the world's waters toward t you get that bulge around t the gravitational pull is so strong -- around it. the gravitational pull strong it warps the side of the earth. you get a high tide on the back side as well. tides are highest when we get what is called a spring tide. that is when we get thering aligned with the moon and the sun -- the earth aligned with the moon and the sun. you get the combination of the
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sun's gravitational pull synchronized. it doesn't necessarily occur in the spring but they are called spring tides. that is when you have the highest effects of the moon on the tide. that is an eerie moon. >> this is from the storm on monday night. >> that's all i got. >> well, it was good. i'm mesmerized by that image. >> simple answer to that one. yes, it did affect the storm tides. thank you for the question. if you have a question you want answered, go to myfoxdc.com and click on the weather tab. >> so maybe tomorrow -- what is today? today is thursday. >> maybe tomorrow, we'll bring back the music and all that stuff. >> you sure it's just not broke onthat is a good possibility too. >> the next question, does the full moon affect our equipment. >> everything affects our
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equipment. >> let's check in with julie wright to get the latest. >> tucker and i were going to sipping for that. >> do what? >> sing. >> like blue moon or something? >> i don't know what we were going to sing, tucker. >> go ahead. >> well, tucker has to join in. >> oh, i'm not singing. i'm a little hoarse from earlier this week. >> i'll go with that excuse as well. all right. let's say good morning for the crew in sky fox hovering above northbound i-95. accident activity tying up the right side of the roadway still here on the right shoulder. state police there and the northbound i-59 where we had the right lane blocked. hov, no problems to report. route 1, heavy volume approaching fort belvoir with the lanes open. taking it back inside, the
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pennsylvania avenue at the sousa bridge tying up the right side. car fire reported in annapolis. left side of the roadway is blocked. left lane blocked inbound on 50. no problems to report out of riverdale and cheverly headed into northeast. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. etraffic. >> thank you. here is your chance to unload some of that halloween candy still in your house and also help out a good cause too. the treats for our troops drive begins today and folks can drop off candy at the organization's arlington headquarters. it hopes to send 5,000 pounds of treats to our troops overseas. goody bags are all delivered to walter reed medical center and fort belvoir throughout the year. >> great idea. one nern virginia town is getting ready to sell -- one northern virginia town is getting ready to celebrate a tradition. >> dozens of shops in leesburg
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11/1/12 good morning, everybody. i just wanted to share with you the perfect way to start the day. take a look at that latte. i am enjoying it myself at king's street coffee where we are live. tomorrow is the first friday of the month. and the first friday of the month other people starting the day. the mayor is here. the first friday of the month is always a big deal here because they celebrate first fridays by having 45 specialty shops, galleries, restaurants, antique shops and more come together and put together special deals and ways for you to come out and celebrate. they have special things going on including music groups. amazing overview. we're going to tell you how to be a part of it all.
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i'll get my latte mustache started. >> i love a good latte. time for our facebook fan of the day. faith says she watches all the time. thanks for this fine job covering sandy earlier this week. thanks so much for watching. we appreciate your viewer ship. that does it for the 6:00 hour. >> let's send it over to alison and tony. >> good friday eve. coming up now. dc fire crews up all night battling a large warehouse fire. we are live at that scene. five days and counting after a break to focus on sandy's aftermath. both are back in full spring. and there's new evidence the race to the white house could be a photo finish. >> new jersey vows toco